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Advice from former Oklahoma coach Switzer pays off for Stoops

Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners is seen during the NCAA Russell Athletic Bowl between the Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners on December 29, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Clemson won the game by a score of 40-6. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners is seen during the NCAA Russell Athletic Bowl between the Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners on December 29, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Clemson won the game by a score of 40-6. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Bob Stoops took some advice from a former Oklahoma coach and it seemed to work out pretty well.

Stoops ditched the headset, on a suggestion from former Sooner coach Barry Switzer and Stoops said he got a different feel for the game.

Stoops still wore a headset, but it wasn't permanently attached to him like it usually is on game days. OU went on to a 41-3 victory.

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"He said sometimes he liked it better," Stoops said of what Switzer told him. "He got a better feel for the game when he wasn't listening to everybody. I kind of like it. I would have never thought of it until talking to coach about it."

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